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Dyson clear bin, not so clear..?
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Post# 156998   10/26/2011 at 14:40 (2,281 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

Guys, don't you think that when a dysons 'clear bin' is clear the vacuum itself looks much better? But obviously over time the inside of the drum becomes scratched making the bin opaque?

I'm wondering if anyone knows of anything to make the bin clear and shine like glass again PLEASE let me know!!

I have used WD40, which helps, but as soon as the cleaner is used the clearness demineshes again..

Thankyou!





Post# 157001 , Reply# 1   10/26/2011 at 15:16 (2,281 days old) by fanonthefloor (Dearing,Georgia)        

I have heard Stain x vac polish works or any wax with a buffing element.

Post# 157007 , Reply# 2   10/26/2011 at 16:39 (2,281 days old) by lunchboxsean (Fort Wayne, IN)        

there is an automotive product called mequires plasticx. it is made to buff out micro-scratches in plastic headlights. i bet that would work.

Post# 157075 , Reply# 3   10/27/2011 at 00:55 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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We buff the bins up every time we service them , using a buffing wheel and buffing soap. you can also use brasso with a buffing wheel it works great too

 

Before 


Post# 157076 , Reply# 4   10/27/2011 at 00:56 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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After 


Post# 157081 , Reply# 5   10/27/2011 at 01:49 (2,280 days old) by lunchboxsean (Fort Wayne, IN)        

That's a testament to the level of service you provide at your shop. That canister looks great! Like brand new!

Post# 157087 , Reply# 6   10/27/2011 at 02:45 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanx man , every machine no matter how cheap gets stripped down washed out scratches sanded and the entire machine buffed to look like new. It takes extra long with dysons because of all the extra bits and especially the brush heads. I had to get special buffing wheels to do the brush houseing of the dc25 due to the support ridges

 

DC18 brush head before  


Post# 157088 , Reply# 7   10/27/2011 at 02:46 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Post# 157090 , Reply# 8   10/27/2011 at 02:52 (2,280 days old) by SuctionSelector (Leeds, England)        
That DC18

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Looks like new! Well done mate!

Jacob


Post# 157105 , Reply# 9   10/27/2011 at 08:49 (2,280 days old) by henry200 (Saint Paul MN)        

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Gareth, that's a phenomenal level of service you provide to your customers!  Consistently exceeding expectations is a sure-fire way to build loyal customer relationships and you obviously practice that principle in your business.  Bravo!

 

Neil


Post# 157109 , Reply# 10   10/27/2011 at 09:32 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Our Business has grown so much its amazing and I still work from home. I landed the agency for repairing dysons first of all in Cape Town but they were so impressed with our level of service that Now if a dyson breaks under the Guarantee any were in South africa its is overnighted to us for repair. 

we also offer free collection and delivery in Cape Town and a free loan vacuum.

 

When I was retreanched from Electrolux I saw a gap in the market for a vacuum shop that looked after its customers.

 

I visited a few and always noticed that machines went back unclean and scratched up & a huge bill attached.

So I started out with a new philosophy on vacuum service.

 

actually service the vacuum for one 

free collection and delivery 

clean the vacuum out 

replace any small parts that have snapped off or broken free of charge 

Buff out scratches 

1 year guarantee on any repair.

 

every one said we would fail ( I loved that so I could prove them wrong) 

10 years on we are doing so well and have a bit of a reputation for ourselves

 

Some repairs particularly on certain brands can get pretty high so when you return the machine looking like new the customer feels a bit more at ease


Post# 157115 , Reply# 11   10/27/2011 at 10:50 (2,280 days old) by baglessball (UK)        

gsheen you rock my world, that is exact result I am looking for!!! :D

I too service vacuums, only as a hobbie but like to send them back looking like new and have always had the problem with the clear bin being opaque!

Could you post a pic of buffiing wheel you use? Or do you have any videos of the process?

You are now my dyson Guru!

Massive Thanks! :)


Post# 157120 , Reply# 12   10/27/2011 at 11:35 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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Thanks for that 

 

Here are some of the buffing wheels, the are hooked up to air driven tools , I am looking for an electric replacement, die grinder is an option Hooked up to a triac to reduce the speed a bit. a drill is two heavy in your hand all day but can be used once off.


Post# 157121 , Reply# 13   10/27/2011 at 11:37 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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On the body I first sand down the scratches using first a 250 grit then 400 then 800 


Post# 157122 , Reply# 14   10/27/2011 at 11:37 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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all sanded 


Post# 157123 , Reply# 15   10/27/2011 at 11:38 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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then buff with buffing soap , be careful not to burn the plastic 


Post# 157124 , Reply# 16   10/27/2011 at 11:49 (2,280 days old) by gsheen (Cape Town South Africa)        

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The bins are made of a really high heat resistant plastic abs polycarbonate to get the best results you want to give it a real good buff with a thin stitched buffing wheel to remove scratches, then a bi of brasso and go over it with a Non stitched soft buffing wheel.


Post# 383996 , Reply# 17   1/10/2018 at 07:19 by jaun007 (Pretoria)        

I am a living testimony of Gareth's work, a while back i purchased a second hand Dyson DC14 Animal from him. I'm up in Johannesburg & he is in Cape town 1500 Km apart. He restored the machine & sent it up to me. I'm telling you apart from the thin layer of dust the box left on my machine it was good as new, no scratches or dirt anywhere. Even the inside of the hose were clean. Gareth -- I am a very happy customer :-)

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Post# 384154 , Reply# 18   1/12/2018 at 16:31 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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This is the level of clean I get with vac polish on Dyson been assemblies this one was particularly bad when I started.






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Post# 384155 , Reply# 19   1/12/2018 at 16:52 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        

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This is after washing out an internal wipe down of "vac polish"

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